Forty Best-practices Instructional Activities
Round Robin Retell
Procedures: After students have read and studied an informational article, they form a circle and conduct a “Round Robin Retell.” Each member of the circle paraphrases a key idea from the selection. Each student must listen carefully so that ideas are not repeated.
Examples: Questions to help students paraphrase an informational article: “What information did the author raise at the beginning of the article?” “What did the article reveal about the physical characteristics of manatees?” “What did the article reveal about the behavioral adaptations of manatees?” “What is the first phase of metamorphosis?”
Strategies: Identify Main Ideas and Support Details, Summarize
Information, Paraphrase Ideas, Synthesize Information, Make Generalizations